GoAir is a low-cost carrier (LCC) operating in the Indian aviation market since 2005. It has recently announced its plans to start international flights in 2015. This carrier currently serves over 20 destinations of India by operating around 140 flights every day. Operating under the Wadia Group, the airline aims at providing efficient and safe travel options. GoAir flight fares are among the cheapest options available on domestic routes, and it is expected that soon to be initiated international operations, will also be equally economical. Along with offering seats on cheap prices, it managed to earn good revenue and is among the few carriers that have posted profits in the previous quarters. Despite of profits and readily available investors, the carrier is operating limited flights and its chief executive officer (CEO) said that they want to earn profits by catering to the niche market. Most of its flights are operated from Chhatrapati Shivaji and Indira Gandhi international airports of Mumbai and Delhi, respectively. People looking for affordable options without compromising with comforts can opt for GoAir bookings.
Travellers can avail online services offered by the airline for any of the destinations listed in their booking list. They can modify date of travel or make other amendments in the ticket, but may have to pay charges accordingly. GoAir also offers discounts and schemes on regular intervals to make the travel even more economical. These offers are listed on travel portals, and by subscribing to these, travellers can ensure to get cheapest airfare for various destinations.
Options with the Airline
The extensive route network of this carrier is spanned all across the country, including leisure and prominent business destinations. It operates daily flights between metropolitan cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Pune and Bangalore along with Srinagar, Leh, Chandigarh and Jammu. The carrier has recently commenced operations at Biju Patnaik International Airport of Odisha and is planning to add Bhopal, Madurai and Kolhapur in its booking option list.
These operations are expected to start in 2015 as deliveries of Airbus A320 Neos are scheduled to start in the same year. Currently, it has a fleet size of 20 models, all manufactured by Airbus. The airline aims at increasing it to 33 in the next three years as commencement of international operations will require deployment of a significant number of aircraft. It recently received delivery of one of the 72 aircraft orders with Airbus, which made it eligible for operating in the global markets. Just after a few months, passengers will be able to book cheap flight tickets to Singapore, Malaysia and other medium-haul routes with it. People travelling in group can avail services by paying group fares, which are usually lower than normal ones.
Benefits of Group Bookings
Seven people or more than that travelling together from the same departure and arrival can apply for benefits of group fares. Prices are based on the group size and travel dates, and booking are allowed on the basis of availability. People can book these tickets by simply filling the details of each passenger. The airline offers flexible choice of baggage as well as meals. Passengers are allowed to carry single cabin baggage, which should not exceed the limit of 10 kg, but in case of groups, it can be customised after discussion with the carrier.